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Camelina engineered to produce moth pheromones for insect pest control [Full subscriber]

Researchers at Lund University, Sweden, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, China, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, ISCA Inc, Brazil and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences bioengineered Camelina, a flowering plant related to canola with seeds rich in fatty acids, to produce a sex pheromone molecule secreted by two damaging pest species: female diamondback moths (Plutella xylostella) and cotton bollworms (Helicoverpa armigera). This will likely pave the way for reducing the cost of producing pheromones.…

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